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Dietary issues ignored at UVM

Dietary issues ignored at UVM

October 7, 2017

Move-in day came along, and I couldn’t wait to get to the dining hall to eat the wonderful ...

Survivor story of the UVM meal plans

Survivor story of the UVM meal plans

October 26, 2016

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Real Food priority for new group

Real Food priority for new group

May 4, 2016

A new initiative has been created to improve the quality of food at UVM. The Real Food Working Gr...

Food Systems Initiative gets renewed

Food Systems Initiative gets renewed

April 20, 2016

The UVM Food Systems Initiative is getting revamped after six years. The initiative began in 2010 as a five-year transdisciplinary...

Vermont bill guarantees paid sick leave

March 3, 2016

Filed under News, Vermont

A bill recently passed by Vermont’s state legislature will guarantee paid sick leave for Vermont workers. The law will put in place a required amount of sick time, and forbid employers from preventing or punishing employees from using it, according to the official bill passed by the House and Senate. Earned sick tim...

Sodexo pockets concession sales

November 18, 2015

Filed under Sports

Concession stands at UVM sporting events have the Sodexo logo synonymous with the food  provider at the University. “They’re the only vendor that is allowed to sell food here, under our contract with them,” associate athletic director Joe Fischer said. Sodexo’s contract with UVM allows the dining company to veto any...

No differences between UVM dining and Sodexo

November 5, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

Sodexo will be facing big changes in the next five years following feedback from students, staff and faculty.Many students are unaware there is no difference between UVM dining and Sodexo, they said.“We are Sodexo, that’s our company,” said Harris Millis manager Susan Cathrall. “We’re just referred to as UVM dining on camp...

Sodexo’s progress to be evaluated by team

October 27, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

A team is being created to evaluate Sodexo’s progress on new goals outlined in the recent contract.Spearheaded by Assistant Dean for Business Operations Dennis DePaul, the Dining Implementation Team will meet monthly to discuss Sodexo’s progress. Members of the team will also work on projects that could include student survey...

New dining contract released

Courtney Cunningham

October 22, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

Sodexo is operating fewer locations on campus and making room for more local businesses. There have been some big changes in dining options, sustainability initiatives and real food goals at UVM, according to the 2015 dining contract.    A Soyo Frozen Yogurt and a Vermont Bean Crafters Co. were added to the Marché, according the ...

Campus dining grows

Campus dining grows

Kelsey Neubauer, Staff Writer

September 1, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

UVM Dining is getting a new branding, one by and for the UVM community. The University responded to an outpour...

‘Sodexo bill’ focuses on worker rights

Caroline Alkire

April 14, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

To the disappointment of several progressive Vermont lawmakers, the Sodexo Bill was once again rejected in the Vermont senate. Sen. Phil Baruth is the lead sponsor of the bill. He said that this proposed bill was created in response to unfair conditions Sodexo workers have been experiencing via penalizations for taking si...

Sodexo pays bill for utensil theft

April 7, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

Plates, cups, cookware, utensils and other items are broken and stolen on a daily basis in UVM’s dining halls, Sodexo employees said.“It creates a dark cloud over the whole dining experience,” Sodexo supervisor Michael Stabach said, explaining the theft he observes daily at the Marché. UVM is required to provide an initi...

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